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of LGBT persons

4. Bindumadhav Khire

Bindumadhav Khire Bindu was born and brought up in a very conservative family in
Pune, but that did not stop him from coming all out and
openly work for the LGBTcommunity. It did take many years
of struggling with his sexuality, but once he came out, he did
it in full force. He founded Samapathik Trust that does
extraordinary grassroots level work in HIV prevention among
MSM & Tg communities. He is also the author of several
booksincluding 'Partner' 'Indradhanu' with a focus on gay,
transgender & bisexual themes which are almost the only
such books available in Marathi.

Vivek Anand

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Excerpts from BOLO Interview

Bindu: I came to India… you know, the typical NRI marriage,
coming here and getting married and running back again…
and the marriage did not last at all. I got my divorce in a year's
time. My parents were intensely depressed about what
happened. It was traumatic for everyone concerned and I was
in severe depression.

It is true that I did not want to sleep with her so I did not have
sex with her and, somehow the whole thing was, I started
wondering whether… yes I agree that I was cheating on my
wife and I had cheated her and no one knew about that neither
my parents nor my wife. But there seemed to be a certain
way of looking at it and that once we would go to the US,
things would be all right and that kind of thing… and I knew
that would not be right… and I was the only one who knew
that I was cheating on my wife. I had started realizing that
I am making a big mistake.

Again I was in the US alone, depressed and feeling guilty…
and regretting the mistake that I had done… and no support
system… so it is in this desperate situation that I approached
Trikone. If my marriage had worked I don't think I would have
approached Trikone.



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